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108 items in this album on 6 pages.

1939 sketch of plans for the OS2U-1 KingfisherLine of OS2U Kingfisher float planes running up their engines prior to a practice flight at a training base in the United States, 1939-40.
1939 sketch of plans for the OS2U-1 KingfisherLine of OS2U Kingfisher float planes running up their engines prior to a practice flight at a training base in the United States, 1939-40.
Wheeled version of an OS2U-2 Kingfisher being prepared for test flights at the Vought factory in Stratford, Connecticut, United States, 1940.Naval Aviation Cadets from the Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi practicing formation flying in Chance-Vought OS2U Kingfisher float aircraft, Texas, United States, circa early 1940.
Wheeled version of an OS2U-2 Kingfisher being prepared for test flights at the Vought factory in Stratford, Connecticut, United States, 1940.Naval Aviation Cadets from the Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi practicing formation flying in Chance-Vought OS2U Kingfisher float aircraft, Texas, United States, circa early 1940.
OS2U Kingfisher float plane being shot off a catapult mounted on a dock for training purposes at Pensacola, Florida, United States, pre-war 1941.OS2U-2 Kingfisher scout plane plows through the water, 1941
OS2U Kingfisher float plane being shot off a catapult mounted on a dock for training purposes at Pensacola, Florida, United States, pre-war 1941.OS2U-2 Kingfisher scout plane plows through the water, 1941
OS2U Kingfisher at the edge of the seaplane ramp at NAS Pensacola, Florida, United States, early 1941. Note Consolidated P2Y flying boat laying off shore, photo 1 of 2 (b/w)OS2U Kingfisher at the edge of the seaplane ramp at NAS Pensacola, Florida, United States, early 1941. Note Consolidated P2Y flying boat laying off shore, photo 2 of 2 (color)
OS2U Kingfisher at the edge of the seaplane ramp at NAS Pensacola, Florida, United States, early 1941. Note Consolidated P2Y flying boat laying off shore, photo 1 of 2 (b/w)OS2U Kingfisher at the edge of the seaplane ramp at NAS Pensacola, Florida, United States, early 1941. Note Consolidated P2Y flying boat laying off shore, photo 2 of 2 (color)
OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 1 of 2OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 2 of 2
OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 1 of 2OS2U-2 Kingfisher of Scouting Squadron 2 on the seaplane ramp at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States, Mar 20 1941. Photo 2 of 2
OS2U Kingfisher aircraft preparing for launch aboard North Carolina during the shipOS2U Kingfisher aircraft placed on catapult aboard battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941; note recovery hook on underside of main pontoon
OS2U Kingfisher aircraft preparing for launch aboard North Carolina during the ship's trials, 22-31 Aug 1941OS2U Kingfisher aircraft placed on catapult aboard battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941; note recovery hook on underside of main pontoon
OS2U Kingfisher aircraft recovered alongside battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2; note flag just forward of main pontoonOS2U Kingfisher aircraft recovered alongside battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941, photo 2 of 2; observer dismounting onto wing to attach hoisting cable
OS2U Kingfisher aircraft recovered alongside battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2; note flag just forward of main pontoonOS2U Kingfisher aircraft recovered alongside battleship Arizona, near US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Sep 1941, photo 2 of 2; observer dismounting onto wing to attach hoisting cable
Damage to hangar doors of seaplane tender USS Curtiss by Japanese 250kg bomb during Pearl Harbor attack, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; note wreckage of OS2U-2 floatplane in foregroundDamage to hangar doors of seaplane tender USS Curtiss by Japanese 250kg bomb during Pearl Harbor attack, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; note wreckage of OS2U-2 floatplane in foreground
Damage to hangar doors of seaplane tender USS Curtiss by Japanese 250kg bomb during Pearl Harbor attack, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; note wreckage of OS2U-2 floatplane in foregroundDamage to hangar doors of seaplane tender USS Curtiss by Japanese 250kg bomb during Pearl Harbor attack, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; note wreckage of OS2U-2 floatplane in foreground
Scene on main deck of seaplane tender Curtiss after Pearl Harbor attack, 7 Dec 1941; note burned out OS2U-2 floatplane on deckView of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941; note USS Shaw (exploding) and USS Nevada; PBY, OS2U, and SOC aircraft
Scene on main deck of seaplane tender Curtiss after Pearl Harbor attack, 7 Dec 1941; note burned out OS2U-2 floatplane on deckView of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941; note USS Shaw (exploding) and USS Nevada; PBY, OS2U, and SOC aircraft
View of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; note OS2U, SOC, PBY-5, F4F-3, and TBD-1 aircraftWrecked hangar building and two damaged OS2U aircraft, Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory, 8 Dec 1941
View of Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; note OS2U, SOC, PBY-5, F4F-3, and TBD-1 aircraftWrecked hangar building and two damaged OS2U aircraft, Naval Air Station Ford Island, Oahu, US Territory, 8 Dec 1941

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